Welcome back listeners to another episode of World Forge, this week we're talking about the rich 1% that fund and supply our adventures for us. Is capitalism the best socioeconomic option for YOUR fantasy world? Probably not! But sometimes it's nice to just have a fantastically wealthy guardian angel sitting on your shoulder! We talk about the how and why an individual may become wealthy, and what they may want to do with all their gold once they acquire it. Maybe they fund a payday loan outfit for down on their luck adventurers, or maybe they help build a new class of hero from nothing!
We go over those and a few other interesting options, as well as develop our own rich old bastards, and talk about how they can help drive your stories forward. Some of our inspirations include, Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne, Ebeneezer Scrooge, Carlisle Cullen, and... Harry Potter? Don't worry we're always happy to find new ways to roast JK Rowling, but we do think our boy HP fits into this trope in an interesting way.
Some of our other fun sources of inspiration for stories involving money, and those who have it, include mythological creatures like the Leprechaun, Dragons, Pixiu, and the humble Magpie! We also definitely think you should check out S-Town! It's a great podcast about a real life mystery involving a rumored hidden treasure, and the eccentric recluse who supposedly hid it away somewhere in Woodstock, Alabama.
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We also want to thank James Duke for our amazing theme music, he can be found at jamesduke.info! Thanks again listeners, we'll be back again next week!